2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

October 10, 2014: NPP is delighted to celebrate the work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, recipients of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Their bravery and dedication in standing for childrens' rights, including the right to an education, are truly inspirational.

National Priorities Project (NPP) has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by the International Peace Bureau (IPB). IPB's nomination recognizes NPP's 30-year history of pioneering work to analyze U.S. federal spending on the military and promote a national budget that represents Americans' priorities. IPB's choice of National Priorities for this honor underscores the importance of our work – for people in the United States and internationally.

In its nomination, the International Peace Bureau highlighted NPP's wholly unparallelled, innovative, and essential role in working for peace with the following praise:

"Within the world's largest-spending state in terms of military budgets, i.e. the USA, few have devoted as much energy to studying the budget process as National Priorities Project. And few have brought to the task such a clear and steadfast commitment to re-allocating the enormous sums devoted to the military, in order to instead address vital issues such as inequality, unemployment, education, health and the need to build a green economy."

One-of-a-Kind Peace Work

National Priorities Project is a unique Nobel nominee. As the only federal budget research organization in the U.S. with the mission to make the federal budget accessible to the American people, NPP's accessible information and tools catalyze citizen action focused on shifting U.S. federal spending and tax policy to address the complex challenges as well as the promise of our nation. From its inception more than 30 years ago, NPP has both led and fortified a movement to track federal spending on the military and war and use that information to engage the American public on federal spending priorities.

While a core part of NPP's work has been and continues to be its analysis of the military budget, its greater mission is to crack open a complex federal budget and budget process for people in grassroots communities across the United States who are working to change U.S. budget priorities. NPP envisions a nation in which all Americans understand federal budget choices made by the country's lawmakers – and where all people, as well as community and national organizations that serve people, have the power to influence U.S. revenue and spending decisions.

Highlights from NPP's 30-year History

Greg Speeter founded National Priorities Project in 1983. Read our 30th anniversary report.

For the past three decades, NPP has provided creative, engaging, and powerful resources for Americans and grassroots advocates to understand and influence the U.S. federal budget. NPP has reached tens of millions of people, supported thousands of community and national advocacy organizations, and been covered in the media tens of thousands of times.

Read testimonials from NPP's partners and constituents, including Robert Reich, Bill Moyers, Congressman Barney Frank, Annie Leonard, Bill McKibben, and more.